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Claudia A Reis

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Wrongful Termination, Discrimination, Sexual Harassment

About Me

 


Claudia A. Reis has devoted her legal career to the practice of employment law.  While she previously defended and counseled large and small corporate clients as well as governmental agencies on various employment issues, she now focuses her career on representing individuals who have been subjected to unlawful and/or otherwise wrongful workplace conduct.  Ms. Reis credits her prior experience of defending and counseling employers with her ability to assess clients and cases from the minute they enter our offices.  This ability enables Ms. Reis to (1) anticipate, strategize, and maneuver around defense counsel tactics and (2) advocate more aggressively on behalf of her clients by being more proactive and anticipating the typical methods used by defense attorneys to stall litigation and/or otherwise intimidate their former employees. 


Throughout her career, Ms. Reis has developed a personalized approach to the practice of law.  This approach requires that she spend sufficient time with each client so as to understand his/her work environment, job duties, situation, needs, desires, drives, strengths, weaknesses, and damages.  Accordingly, Ms. Reis's professional relationships foster interaction  and trust that enable open, frank and honest discussions that serve her clients' needs in the most efficient, economic, personal, and direct manner. 


Ms. Reis's practice embraces all aspects of employment law, including sexual harassment, discrimination (relating to sex, age, race, sexual orientation, national origin, familial status, domestic partnership status, religion, impermissible gender stereotyping, sex gender identity or expression,  pregnancy, disability, liability for services in the Armed Forces), retaliation, and claims relating to both state and federal leave acts and wage and hour laws.  In addition, Ms. Reis provides clients with advice on various employment matters, including, but not limited to, employees' expectation of privacy in the workplace.  She also routinely reviews, revises, drafts, and provides advice regarding severance agreements, agreements to arbitrate, settlement agreements and releases, and personnel handbooks.  Throughout the years, she has also successfully tried cases, represented clients in various administrative forums, worked on numerous appeals, and represented clients in mediations and negotiations that were court-ordered, private, and/or required by administrative agencies. 


 

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Languages Spoken: Portuguese, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Employment & Labor: 45%
    14 years
  2. Discrimination: 25%
    14 years
  3. Wrongful Termination: 25%
    14 years
  4. Sexual Harassment: 5%
    13 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Rachel S London

    I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer.

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    Rachel London Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Melissa Marie Ruvolo

    I can't say enough good things about Claudia. She truly loves what she does and cares about the people she represents. She has earned a reputation as a top-notch plaintiff's employment attorney. She is knowledgeable, passionate and a true asset to the profession. I frequently refer clients to her firm because I trust they will provide the very best representation to those in need of her services.

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    Melissa Ruvolo Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Lenzo & Reis, LLC

360 Mount Kemble Avenue
Suite 1004
Morristown, NJ, 07960

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NJActive200105/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
David Soloman AwardSidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2008
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2007
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerGreen Savits & Lenzo, LLC2007 - 2014
AssociateDeutsch Atkins2006 - 2007
AssociateOgletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart2005 - 2006
AssociateWilentz Goldman & Spitzer2001 - 2004

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Employment Lawyers Association (New Jersey chapter)President2012 - Present
New Jersey Labor and Employment Law QuarterlyManaging Editor2010 - Present
Labor & Employment Section of the New Jersey State Bar AssociationExecutive Committee Member2010 - Present
NELA-NJSecretary, Amicus Committee Co-Chair, Board Member2009 - 2012
Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of CourtBarrister / Program Committee Co-Chair2002 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Frizalone v. New Jersey Transit, et al.Total award of $2,285,650.48
Quinlan v. Curtiss-Wright CorporationSupreme Court reinstated jury verdict
Cutler v. DornN/A

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Labor & Employment Quarterly‘But for’ is the Straw That Broke the Camel’s Back2014
New Jersey Law JournalCEPA’S PHANTOM EXCEPTION (Why Blowing The Whistle As Part Of Your Job Duties Is Protected Under CEPA)2013
New Jersey Labor & Employment QuarterlyThe Game Changer2012
New Jersey Labor & Employment Law QuarterlyCourt Strikes A Nerve After Trying To Strike A Balance2011
New Jersey Lawyer (Special Supplement)Get rid of all those dirty Jews2007

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers School of Law -- NewarkN/AJ.D.2001
Rutgers University, New Brunswick/PiscatawayPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1995

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Testimony Before Senate Labor CommitteeProhibiting Employers from Accessing Employees' Social Networking Sites2012
Annual NELA-NJ Employment Law SeminarProving Emotional Distress Damages2012
Supreme Court Oral Argument of Quinlan v. Curtiss-WrightSupreme Court Oral Argument before, in part, Justice Rivera-Soto2010
NJ ICLE ProgramTop 10 Employment Cases of 20102010
NELA-NJ Annual ConferenceThe Year in Review2010
Hot Tips in Labor and Employment LawRoa v. Lafe and Post-Employment Retaliation2010
Boardwalk SeminarCross Examination of Witness2010
American Law Journal TelevisionWhistleblowing at the Workplace: Protecting the Conscientious Employee2010